2016年8月14日 星期日

trundle a train odyssey, camouflage, cruiseship, holidaymaker

At the height of summer some 10,000 holidaymakers per day trundle off cruiseships into the alleyways of Santorini in Greece


Exploring a ‘Deep Web’ That Google Can’t Grasp
New York Times - United StatesBy ALEX WRIGHT One day last summer, Google’s search engine trundled quietly past a milestone. It added the one trillionth address to the list of Web pages ...


Discover the Czech Republic on an Audio Train Odyssey

Our reporter set out on a 19-day slow train odyssey across the Czech Republic. He saw more than 80 towns and villages, crossed the border into Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria and trundled over more than 2,000 km of track. But was it worth the effort?

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=evxkx0I44va89pIa





I knew about Lhasa, of course. I’d seen long Army convoys trundling over roads throughout the region, with canopied trucks filled with uniformed young men. Camouflaged troops marched through every major town, with helmets on, riot shields raised, clutching batons and chanting with the intent to intimidate.




trundle
verb
1 [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition] (to cause something) to move slowly and unevenly on wheels:
She trundled the wheelbarrow down the garden.
Hundreds of trucks full of fruit and vegetables trundle across the border each day.

2 [I + adverb or preposition] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING to develop or operate slowly:
The negotiations have been trundling on for months and there's still no end in sight.

convoy, hard and fast


camouflage 
noun
1 [U] the use of leaves, branches, paints and clothes for hiding soldiers or military equipment so that they look part of their surroundings:
a camouflage jacket

2 [S or U] the way that the colour or shape of an animal or plant appears to mix with its surroundings to prevent it from being seen by attackers:
The lizard's light brown skin acts as (a) camouflage in the desert sand.

3 [S or U] something that is meant to hide something, or behaviour that is intended to hide the truth:
Using smoke as (a) camouflage, the army advanced up the hill.
He believed that her kindness was merely a camouflage for her real intentions.

camouflage
verb [T]
[R] The troops had camouflaged themselves so effectively that the enemy didn't notice them approaching.



odyssey
noun [C usually singular] LITERARY楊憲益 的荷馬史詩《奧德修紀》)
a long exciting journey:
The film follows one man's odyssey to find the mother from whom he was separated at birth.
FIGURATIVE a spiritual odyssey

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